​​​​​​​The Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority was established in 2023 to position Maryland as a best-in-class location for thoroughbred horse racing.

The Authority’s mission includes reimagining Maryland’s horse-racing infrastructure to maximize the value and impact of State facilities investments; and establishing the most effective racing operating model to align the needs of patrons, horsemen, breeders, community residents and others.

​The Authority helps preserve and grow the economic impact of Maryland’s historic equine industry, and promotes and protects the health and safety of horses, jockeys and other workers.